Geriatric Mental Health Care
Healthy aging can promote a healthy lifestyle in later years. Geriatric mental health services can give seniors the tools they need to manage challenges and enjoy a better quality of life.
Quality care, close to home
At Maine Behavioral Healthcare, we treat the whole person. We care about your physical and mental health, so we are making it easier than ever before to access behavioral healthcare through your primary care provider. We are locating counseling, therapy and many other behavioral and mental healthcare services at physician and provider practices.
Contact your primary care provider today to find community care that is close to home.
What is geriatric mental health care?
Geriatric mental health care can consider changes in emotions, behavior, memory and other cognitive abilities. People may start to lose cognitive, motor, and sensory function as they age. They may begin to have challenges with everyday tasks. Many older people have trouble doing things they used to be able to do easily.
Depression and geriatric mental health care
Older people can have depression as they experience life changes such as illness, decline in function and independence, and death of a partner. Geriatric mental health focuses on helping people understand and better cope with life’s challenges during the aging process.
There are many different services geriatric mental health provides.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Social supports
- Help at home
Maine Medical Center has the only multi-disciplinary specialized geriatric psychiatry services, which help provide seniors with a full range of mental health care.